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A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, think they know Arsene Lupin's identity, and they have a secret weapon to catch him.Written by
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After Guerchard gets a description of the suspect and is told there are five hobnails in the right heel, he asks to look at the cast of the shoe. After looking at it briefly, he says he will take the cast of the footprint too. However, when he leaves, he takes only the cast of the footprint. See more »
[fetching Sonia's evening gown from the maid and holding it up to admire it]
Well, here we are. It's very nice! It's a little naughty. It's very ni - Do you think your father the general would approve of this?
My father the general always said that a gentleman was a man who never went to bed with his spurs on.
Isn't that a pity. I'm so fond of horses. I could give up riding...?
Give me that dress!
You can't get into it alone
The maid will help me.
The maid? I know more about unhooking than any ...
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Among the Barrymores, Lionel (1878-1954) was the oldest and my favorite, followed by Ethel (1879-1959) and then John (1882-1942). The 3 made only 1 film together (Rasputin) but John and Lionel made several, including Grand Hotel (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), and Night Flight (1933).
Arsene Lupin was John's first film with Lionel and his first film for MGM. He has lost his chiseled good looks, put on a little weight, and the dissipation is only slightly in view, and in the next few years it would be more noticeable. Lionel's problems with arthritis are also slightly in view here, and also would worsen with time. Eventually he would perform in a wheelchair.
The film itself is pretty poor, with a wandering plot and a lot of wasted time. Karen Morley gives an enchanting performance as the love interest.
What I like best about this film is the relationship of John and Lionel. It shows them playing off one another and some true filial affection.
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